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Raintree County (1957) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Edward Dmytryk and produced by Millard Kaufman, Thomas D. Tannenbaum and David Lewis.

Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressElizabeth TaylorNominated
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: William A. Horning, Urie McCleary; Set Decoration: Edwin B. Willis, Hugh HuntNominated
Best Costume DesignWalter PlunkettNominated
Best Music - ScoringJohnny GreenNominated
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Raintree County (1957)

By Beatrice on Jul 23, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Raintree County Directed by Edward Dmytryck Written by Millard Kaufman from a novel by Ross Lockridge Jr. 1957/USA Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer First viewing/Netflix rental Epic-length melodramas aren’t my thing. This one is just tedious despite Liz Taylor’s?Oscar-nominated performance as a ... Read full article


Raintree County

By RBuccicone on May 13, 2011 From MacGuffin Movies

Raintree County (1957) ???? Raintree County marked a significant point in the career of Montgomery Clift, although not a positive one. It was a box office hit because people flocked to the theater to compare the before and after images of the face of a man who had been disfigured?in a car accident d... Read full article


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Susanna Drake: That 4th of July race... what happens when you win?
John Wickliff Shawnessy: Well, according to a friend of mine, if I win, a beautiful girl will place a garland of oak leaves on my sun-colored locks.
Susanna Drake: I'd like to be that girl.
John Wickliff Shawnessy: Maybe it can be arranged?
Susanna Drake: Oh, it can be arranged, all right. *I'll* arrange it.


T.D. Shawnessy: [to Flash, who is drinking beer in public] Flash Perkins, don't you know that your body is the temple of the spirit, and you defile and pollute it with that Devil's brew you have there?
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: [Nonchalantly] Why, if you say so, pappy...
T.D. Shawnessy: Why don't you come 'round to our next temperance rally. Come 'round and take the Total Abstinence Pledge.
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: Why, pappy, I'll take that pledge right now.
T.D. Shawnessy: Orville, we want men to take that pledge only when they're sober.
Orville 'Flash' Perkins: But if they're sober, what's the point in havin' them take the pledge?
[Everybody laughs]


T.D. Shawnessy: War is the most monstrous of man's illusions. Any idea worth anything is worth not fighting for.


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Facts about

French visa # 20239.
Finnish censorship visas: 1) theatrical visa delivered on 18-3-1988. 2) visa # T-49650 delivered on 27-9-1995 (video).
The all-too-brief scenes which Clift filmed for "Raintree County" just before his accident represent the only color footage in films available of him before he was disfigured. All of his previous movies had been shot in black and white.
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